Luocheng Mulao Autonomous County

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Location
24°46'59"N
108°54'00"E
Country
 China
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Luocheng Mulao Autonomous County (zhuang: Lozcwngz Bouxmohlaujcuz Swci Yen,simplified Chinese: 罗城仫佬族自治县; traditional Chinese: 羅城仫佬族自治縣; pinyin: Luóchéng Mùlǎozú Zìzhìxiàn) is a county of northern Guangxi, China. It is under the administration of Hechi City.

Administrative divisions

There are 7 towns and 4 townships in the county: Towns (Chinese: 镇; pinyin: zhèn): Dongmen (东门镇) Long'an (龙岸镇) Huangjin (黄金镇) Xiaochang'an (小长安镇) Siba (四把镇) Tianhe (天河镇) Huaiqun (怀群镇) Townships (乡; xiāng): Baotan Township (宝坛乡) Qiaoshan Township (乔善乡) Naweng Township (纳翁乡) Jian'ai Township (兼爱乡)

Languages

The Mulao language (or Mulam) is spoken by the Mulao people of Luocheng County. At least seven varieties of Chinese are spoken in Luocheng County (Edmondson 1992:137). Putonghua is the national language of China. Gui-Liu Hua is a local Pinghua variety spoken in Guilin and Liuzhou. It was spoken by government officials formerly sent to administer the region, and also used to be spoken in the provincial court. Tuguai Hua is the local Southwestern Mandarin vernacular spoken in Luocheng, Rongshui, and other nearby counties. Magai is a Cantonese variety introduced by migrating merchants from Guangdong. Ngai is a form of Southern Chinese with seven tones. It is spoken by 20,000 Han peasant agriculturalists. Yangsan is an archaic form of Chinese now spoken by only 300 people. It retains voiced stops and ten tones. Southern Min was introduced by recent migrants from Fujian.
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